Peace and Justice
Prison or Deportation: What Choices Are Immigrants Given?
by Elizabeth Ruiz, as told to Oliver LazenbyOct 07, 2011
- On her way to work one morning, Elizabeth Ruiz took a two-month detour to a detention center. What she gave up to keep her family together.
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van GelderSep 26, 2011
- Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
Troy Davis' Last Request
by Sarah van GelderSep 22, 2011
- Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.
Time to Stop the Real Reefer Madness
by Laura CarlsenSep 16, 2011
- Since its inception, the War on Drugs has cost millions of dollars and thousands of lives. The civilians caught in the crossfire say it’s time for change.
What You Can Do to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
by Jen MarloweSep 09, 2011
- In two weeks, Georgia plans to execute a man whose guilt is in doubt, but there is still hope for clemency.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadAug 29, 2011
- To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
More Incarceration Is Not the Answer
by Ruth Wilson GilmoreAug 19, 2011
- In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
People We Love: Bert Sacks
by Robert MellingerJul 25, 2011
- A peace activist defies sanctions to save lives.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver LazenbyJul 25, 2011
- An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.
Seattle Stands By Public Employees
by Richard ConlinJul 14, 2011
- Not all governments are clashing with public employees. Seattle’s city council president on why the city passed a resolution in support of public employees and collective bargaining.
Define American: Jose Antonio Vargas Tells His Story
Jun 23, 2011
- Video: Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas opens up about his life as an undocumented immigrant—and the "underground railroad" that made it possible.
Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle AlexanderJun 08, 2011
- Why real justice means fewer prisons.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca LeisherMay 27, 2011
- The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
My First Vote
May 06, 2011
- "I was overjoyed when I got my voter registration card. I was a real citizen!" Ex-offenders on reclaiming the human right to vote.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou DematteisMay 04, 2011
- After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.